Research Fellow (Project Leader) - Power Ultrasonics

Cambridge – Granta Park
£32,548 - £38,833 Per annum
23 Mar 2018
22 Apr 2018

Brunel Innovation Centre

Cambridge – Granta Park

Research Fellow (Project Leader) - Power Ultrasonics - BID0005-2          

Salary (R1): £32,548 - £38,833 Per annum

Fixed-term for 24 months

The Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC) is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow (Project Leader) with expertise in the use of high power ultrasonic to join our team in Cambridge.

BIC is a world class research and technology centre (established 2009) that sits between the knowledge base and industry offering high quality research in an innovative environment focused on non-destructive testing, condition and structural health monitoring, power ultrasonics and allied technologies. For more info about BIC, visit

A collaboration between Brunel University London and TWI Ltd, BIC has been awarded funding (Innovate UK, EPSRC and EC) to work with companies across Europe and the UK in the energy, aerospace and construction & engineering sectors.

The post will involve work in the following fields:

  • Application of acoustic cavitation to remove/prevent fouling in engineering structures i.e. process pipelines, wind turbines, offshore risers.
  • Optimization of the state-of-the-art Power Ultrasonic system developed by BIC including Ultrasonic transducers, signal generators and power amplifiers.
  • Data acquisition and measurements of ultrasonic waves.
  • Application of signal/image processing techniques such as Tomography to map the condition of the structure or the monitored sound field.

The role will also involve the application of high power ultrasonics for:

  • Icing removal and prevention
  • Material processing during manufacturing (i.e. composites, additive manufacturing)
  • Sonication for healthcare (i.e. therapeutic).

The successful candidate should have:

  • A postgraduate (MSc/PhD/Post-doc) qualification in Acoustics, Biomedical engineering, structural health monitoring or equivalent
  • Evidence of sufficient knowledge in the above-mentioned discipline and of research methods
  • Experience delivering and preferably leading collaborative research projects (EPSRC, InnovateUK, H2020)
  • A high level of initiative and an ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Team-player and willingness to work on different projects
  • Results-oriented approach, be self-driven with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality work.

The role anticipates regular interaction with PhD students in an aligned topic theme and influencing the research strands of National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) so as to meet its mission. Amongst the aims of NSIRC is to develop a critical mass of research informed by the needs of industry, across the field of structural integrity and to develop novel postgraduate programmes to train the next generation of researchers and engineers to support UK science and innovation.

Closing date for applications: 22nd April 2018

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